History: Old Cow-Wagon Days

Reprinted from the June 1950 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Old Cow-Wagon Days By E. J. (Bud) Cotton, 2022 – 27th St. S.W., Calgary, Alta. ‘The summer of 1909 found us with our chuck wagon drifting a herd of beef steers among the coulees and flats of the Kneehill and Rosebud creeks in Alberta. We had picked the herd up early that spring from the […] Read more


History: Calgary – the Heart of the West

Reprinted from the June 1950 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Calgary – the Heart of the West By Lorne Stout, Calgary, Alta. ‘Seventy-five years! Just a life span for a man, and for a City. Calgary this Summer marking its 75th birthday, ranks as one of the youngest cities on the continent, but has attained a prominence far outreaching its age or size. Heart of […] Read more



History: Harry Garfield Minor, 1881-1949

Reprinted from the June 1950 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Harry Garfield Minor, 1881-1949 ‘The life-story of Harry Minor would not be complete without telling of his love and great respect for horses. In the early 1900’s he had a horse named Frank. Frank was one of a two car shipment of horses which the Minors shipped from Nebraska when they came to Canada. There were […] Read more


History: Rodeo reminiscences

Reprinted from the May 1950 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Rodeo reminiscences By Harvey Hanson, Balzac, Alta. ‘With the opening of sales of Calgary Stampede tickets to the public on February 1st and looking over my tickets, my thoughts go back to a stampede in Alberta thirty-six years ago that was not much heralded, was hardly heard of and was not sponsored by the “Big […] Read more



History: Edwin Aubrey Cartwright of the D Ranch (Part 2)

Abridged from the May 1950 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Edwin Aubrey Cartwright of the D Ranch (Part 2) By Guy Weadick, High River, Alta. The 86 ranch was established in the middle ’80s when George Lane, then range boss for the Bar U outfit, staked out his homestead along the banks of Pekisko Creek, hired a couple of men to get out logs and […] Read more


History: Is production capacity of Canada’s cattle industry being impaired?

Reprinted from the June 1950 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Is production capacity of Canada’s cattle industry being impaired? By Lorne Stout, Calgary, Alta. ‘Ever since the tale of the boy who cried “Wolf” back in the mythical past, and possibly beyond, there has never been a shortage of those ever ready to cry “Havoc” on the slightest provocation. This most recent havoc cry has […] Read more



History: Nicola Lake Stock Farm

Reprinted from the June 1950 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Nicola Lake Stock Farm By Leo Morrissey, Merritt, B.C. ‘Lying high over British Columbia’s “Sea of Mountains” – mile after scenic mile – over the towering Rockies – over the mighty Selkirks – we come at length to a branch of the Cascades. Here, lying snugly in the peaceful midst of the rolling ranges of […] Read more


History: Edwin Aubrey Cartwright of the D Ranch (Part 1)

Abridged from the May 1950 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Edwin Aubrey Cartwright of the D Ranch (Part 1) By Guy Weadick, High River, Alta. Elected this year as president of the Western Stock Growers’ Association is a man who has been continuously and actively engaged in the production of beef cattle for the past half-century. For most of that time he has been identified […] Read more



History: “Bob” Edwards

Reprinted from the June 1950 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

“Bob” Edwards By Bertha Hart Segall ‘Anyone meeting Mr. Edwards casually would hardly get to know him as he was a very shy, retiring man. He had a brilliant mind and was most appreciated by those who knew him well. He was a constant reader of ever so many periodicals – The London Times, Smart […] Read more


History: There’s a certain something about an Arabian

Reprinted from the April 1950 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

There’s a certain something about an Arabian By J. W. Grant MacEwan, Dean of Agriculture, University of Manitoba ‘Interest in horses for certain types of harness work has dwindled. But in spite of mechanization, the horse has a place to fill in this and succeeding generations. There are still some jobs in agriculture that the […] Read more